The Phlebotomy Technician I works under the supervision of the Manager, Laboratory. Scope of patient care ranges from Neonate (0-28 days), infant (1-12 months), Child (1-12 years), Adolescent (13-17 years), Adult (18-72 years), Geriatric (72+ years).The Phlebotomy Technician I is responsible for invasive procedures and techniques involved in the collection of blood specimens from patients for laboratory use in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases .The Phlebotomy Technician I serves as a primary link for the laboratory and interacts with physicians, guests, patients, family members and other Hospital staff to obtain or clarify information for laboratory records, explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation and collect specimens. Must have excellent prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks. Must have skills to assist in teaching, assessing and training of staff and students.
1.Prepares the patient in a developmentally appropriate manner. Properly identifies the patient, utilize written procedures for the maintenance of positive patient identification.
2.Receives, interprets and processes physician orders, requisitions and patient information. Performs computer duties related to specimen collection and patient care.
3.Records appropriate collection and other information related to specimen collection.
4.Prepare, process, label and transport patient specimens and samples according to procedure. Prioritizes workflow and makes judgments relative to workload - stats taking priority.
5.Enter patient information into electronic system. Perform functions related to releasing laboratory results to authorized individuals. Maintain patient confidentiality and patient privacy related to HIPPA.
6.Perform a variety of invasive blood collection procedures.Works with biohazardous specimens, contaminated sharps, blood collection and other medical equipment.Must be familiar with and use standard precautions.Frequently works in different levels of biohazard isolation with a diverse patient population.
7.Maintains equipment, supplies and work area.Assist in ensuring a clean and safe environment and work area, which is functional as well as professional in appearance, safe for patient care, the public and staff.Maintains compliance with standards set by the hospital and all regulatory/accrediting agencies.
8.Participates in education programs both within and outside the laboratory to ensure the highest degree of competency within the established scope of patient care.Participates in laboratory and hospital performance improvement and quality assurance programs and initiatives.